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Team Information

Cut/No-Cut Sport? No-cut sport
Levels: Varsity / Junior Varsity
Home Course: Vernon Hills Athletic Complex (VHAC)
Head Coach: Scott Sommers (scsommers@d125.org)
Varsity Assistant Coaches: John Schauble, Marc Jolcover

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Head Coach Bio

scott sommers


Scott Sommers
12th Season
scsommers@d125.org

Scott Sommers took the reins of the Patriot boys cross country program in 2008, and has posted a dual-meet record of 59-32 in 11 seasons. His teams have achieved the second-most dual-meet victories in program history, behind only Don Proft, who had 80 in nine years. Sommers has guided two of his runners to Class 3A state medals: Sam Oh, who finished sixth in 2014, and Kevin Wood, who placed 19th in 2010. Sommers also is an assistant coach for the boys track and field team. He teaches Alternative Physical Education at Stevenson.

Tryout Information

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Monday, Aug. 12: 3:30 p.m. Meet in the Stadium.
Tuesday, Aug. 13: 3:30 p.m. Meet in the Stadium.
Wednesday, Aug. 14: 6 a.m. Meet in the Stadium.
Thursday, Aug. 15: 3:30 p.m. Bus to VHAC.
Friday, Aug. 16: 6 a.m. Meet in the Stadium.

Come to practice prepared to run with attire appropriate to the weather, running shoes and bring a water bottle. All athletes are expected to be at all practices and to report in good physical condition ready to practice.

Records/History

Boys Cross Country Records and History

 

IHSA State Medalists

Name   Season     Class    Place
Micky Cobrin  2002-03  AA  7
Mark Deady   1983-84  AA  6
   1984-85  AA  15
Tim Entwistle   2005-06  AA  20
Breck Fresen  2004-05  AA  22
Pat Joyce  1991-92  AA  1
   1992-93  AA  1
Sam Oh  2014-15  3A  6
Steve Traphagen   1998-99  AA  20
Kevin Wood  2010-11  3A  19


Team Championships

North Suburban Conference
1981, 1987, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

North Suburban Conference Lake Division
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Lake County
1998, 2003

IHSA Regional
1987, 1998, 2002, 2004

IHSA State Qualifier
2002 (2nd in state), 2003, 2004 (4th in state), 2005


Season Summaries
Season results as reported on the IHSA website

 

 Season   Won   Lost   Tied  Coach   Notes
1973-74  6  8    Terry Spurlock  
1974-75  3  7    Terry Spurlock  
1975-76  2 12     Terry Spurlock  
1976-77  9  6    George Griffith  
1977-78  9  5    George Griffith  
1978-79   8  2    George Griffith    
1979-80  6  3    George Griffith  
1980-81  9  7    Fred Cremer  
1981-82  9  2    Fred Cremer   North Suburban Conference champion
1982-83  7  3      
1983-84  7  3    Bill Dawson  
1984-85  4  5      
1985-86  5  4    Paul Fitzgerald  
1986-87  7  2    Paul Fitzgerald  
1987-88  8  1    Paul Fitzgerald   IHSA AA regional champions;
  NSC champion
1988-89  6  3    Paul Fitzgerald  
1989-90  4  5    David Noskin  
1990-91  4  5    David Noskin  
1991-92  7  5    David Noskin  Pat Joyce - IHSA state champion
1992-93  9  3    David Noskin  Pat Joyce - IHSA state champion
1993-94  6  2  1  Hank Andrew  
1994-95  9  2    Hank Andrew  
1995-96  9  1    Hank Andrew  
1996-97  9  1    Hank Andrew  
1997-98  9  1    Hank Andrew  
1998-99  10  0    Hank Andrew   IHSA AA regional champion;
  Lake County and NSC champion
1999-00  10  0    Don Proft   NSC champion
2000-01  11  1    Don Proft  
2001-02  11  0    Don Proft   NSC Lake Division champion
2002-03  10  0    Don Proft   IHSA regional champion; 2nd in state;
  NSC champion
2003-04  10  0    Don Proft   IHSA team state qualifier;
  Lake County and NSC champion
2004-05  9  0    Don Proft   IHSA regional champion; 4th in state;
  NSC champion
2005-06  7  0    Don Proft   IHSA team state qualifier;
  NSC champion
2006-07  6  3    Don Proft  
2007-08  6  3    Don Proft  
2008-09  4  3    Scott Sommers  
2009-10        Scott Sommers  
2010-11  6  3    Scott Sommers  
2011-12  5  5    Scott Sommers  
2012-13  8  2    Scott Sommers  
2013-14  6  4    Scott Sommers   
2014-15  5  5    Scott Sommers  
2015-16  7  2    Scott Sommers  Sam Oh - 6th in State
2016-17  6  3    Scott Sommers  
2017-18  5  2    Scott Sommers  
2018-19  7  3    Scott Sommers  
All Time 320  137    


Coaching Records

Name    Seasons    Record
Terry Spurlock   3  11-27
George Griffith  4  32-16
Fred Cremer  2  18-9
Bill Dawson  1  7-3
Paul Fitzgerald   4  26-10
David Noskin  4  24-18
Hank Andrew  6  47-11-1
Don Proft  9  80-7
Scott Sommers  11  59-32